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Deadlock 2: Shrine Wars-Full Version(Information/Guide)
Size: 638.99 MB | Release Region: United States | | Release Date: 1998 | Publisher: Accolade
Deadlock II: Shrine Wars features turn-based gameplay that takes place on a planet map that ranges from around 1 to 9000 tiles, each presenting a region, or area of building. Players take control of each territory by colonizing it with a "Colonizer" vehicle or taking it from another player through military conquest. Each territory consists of a six-by-six grid in which buildings can be placed. Like most strategy games, Deadlock II: Shrine Wars uses natural resources and credits to pay for new units and buildings. Colonists are assigned to buildings to generate resources and research. These new units and buildings are able to be created after their prerequisite technologies are researched.
1. How you start the game is critical
First and foremost is where I start building my first settlement. In a game against 2 or more computer opponents, it is going to be a lot harder to win if I have to take them both on at the same time. I have learned that if I situate myself so that I only have to deal with one of them at a time, it increases my chances of winning greatly. I usually pick a corner of the map where there will only be one computer opponent to deal with at first. Once I have defeated him, I can move on to the next one. The other advantage of this technique is that sometimes the other or more computer opponents will get into fighting each other and leave me virtually alone while I build up
Having some time at the beginning is important since the computer opponents start out with more guys than we do. I try to leave some distance between me and my enemy's settlements so that I can prepare a defense before they attack. The more spaces between you and them, the more time you have before they are close enough to attack you.
The AI seems to know if I have a weak defense and will come into my settlement and attack early in the game if that is the case. Remember that before you build a factory, Colonizers are the best defensive unit you have. I try to have a couple of them patroling critical settlements until I can build other units and defensive weapons.
2. Developing Resources and Technologies - Time is of the Essence
Once I have started a game in the right way and have some time to develop resource I make it a priority to get a good supply of the basics right away. I don't do much offensive planning until later. You really need higher technologies and a lot of resources to wage war.
I usually go for Synthetic Fertilizer then Molecular Bonding and Nuclear Fusion first. I inspect each square before I build a Farm, Power Plant or Surface Mine to make sure I get the most resources possible from that square or group of squares. I will sometimes colonize an area that is several sectors away from me just so I can take advantage of better sources of Food, Wood, Iron, etc.
Before I colonize any area, I inspect as many areas as I can to check their resources and to look for Shrines that contain free technologies. Even if they may be several (as many as five) areas away, I will usually opt to go for an area that has a Shrine. Getting a free technology right in the beginning, along with the ability to immediate begin researching other technologies is a real boon early on in the game and well worth the risks involved in creating a settlement somewhat distant to your City Center.
3. My favorite Attack Strategy - so far this has worked every time
As the enemy begins to move closer to my City Center, I also build new colonies closer to him, trying to end up with one colony that is two areas distant to him. This colony will be my offensive/defensive front.Hopefully, I can engage the enemy from that colony and he will not attack me anywhere else. Here I build a strong defense with Laser Defense at first and my first research for weapons is Rocketry. Once I have Rocketry I build for silos for lauching rockets. I also build four more silos on an adjacent colony so that I can launch 8 missles at once if I choose. Each colony can launch a maximum of 4 rockets at once. Each Scatterpack missle costs $100
and 25 tons of iron so you have to have a good income of both money and iron to employ this. But I love this strategy because it basically incapacitates the enemy until you go in and take him out.
I start with 4 missles each turn, targeting the nearest colony of the enemy and build up to 8 missles each turn, hammering away at the same colony over and over. This keeps him busy repairing his colony which costs him resources and usually consumes all of his attention. Usually he will not attack back, unless he too gets missles, in which case I speed up my attack strategy. I hate missles coming at me. By this point in the game the opponent usually has Energy Deflectors and AntiMatter Deflectors. However, the missles still do damage that drains his resources and keeps him off of my back while I prepare for his downfall. The continual missle volleys alone will often debilitate his colony to the point that you can just waltz in and take it over with a small army. I have destroyed City Centers with
the missles alone.
I then begin developing a small army of SAM Troopers and Fusion Cannons.Once I have about 6 - 10 troopers ( or Battle/Assault Troopers ), and four or more Fusion Cannons, I am ready to take out that colony of his for good.I hammer him with 8 Scatterpacks while attacking with the troopers and Cannons. That usually does the job - an entire colony of 5,000 enemy taken out in one turn. As a human it is important to give each trooper the Bezerk command for attack.
The human047.sav game that is included with this text file demonstates this stategy beautifully. You can see the battle on Purple Plains being won while I am hammering away on Delta Swamp, softening it up for the eventual kill that will come later. In this game I was up against three computer opponents. Check out the resource production levels, the number of missle sites, etc. and you will see how this works.
4. When all else fails, Cheat!
Here is a cheat that I found in the program that will work wonders most of the time in battle situations. Here's how it works: Each time at the end of your turn when you press the End Turn button, the computer saves the game in a file called Autosave.sav. If there is a battle to be fought, the battle will be the first event to occur after the game is saved. Therefore, you can fight a battle and if you don't like the results, Load the Autosave.sav game back in and replay it. Each time the battle is played out, there will be a different result, probably because of the random factors programmed into the AI. I have played some battles as many as 8 times and watched the outcomes. In many cases, I will win or lose the battle depending on the random factors. There are MANY RANDOM FACTORS that you may not be aware of. If you try this a couple of times, you will see what I mean. You may not always be able to win a battle using this method,but you will get your choice of the most favorable outcome available. There is more I could talk about, but I think this is enough for now. There is still so much that I do not know about this game. There are alot of things that I would do to improve it too. I get tired of all of the micro managing of resources, probably because I am impatient. At least we don't have to micromanage each unit during battles.
MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
CPU Type: Pentium
CPU Speed: 90 MHz
RAM Required: 16 MB
Hard Disk Space: 60 MB
OS Version: 5.0
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: 640x480
Color Depth: 256 Colors
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